Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has revealed that he has started shooting his next film, which has now been titled Old. The writer-director also dropped some artwork for the thriller which is set to open on 23 July 2021 (see below).
Reports from Collider state that the film is based on the graphic novel, Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. Here’s the book’s synopsis from Amazon:
It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs.But this utopia hides a dark secret.First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water.Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older―every half hour―and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. Levy’s dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Peeters’s sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery.Praise for Sandcastle.
Shyamalan’s form has been improving over his last three movies (I really enjoyed Glass) and this has a strong premise – count Movies In Focus in on this.
Apparently Shyamalan has put his own spin on the tale for his film adaptation which is set to star Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierce, Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Gael García Bernal, Ken Leung, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott.